How to Use Candles that No Longer Burn

November 14th, 2011 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Dead candles back in action as vases. I pulled a few other things out of my stash to complete the project. are the dead candles!
Using a crafting knife cut a cork botton for your candle vase.
The cork I used is a 3M peel and stick cork product. Love! Easy.Peazy.Lemon. Squeezy.
I drink Super America coffee. No lie...I love it! Nancy makes my coffee fresh for me every morning at 6 AM. God bless you, Nancy! She knows what I do and presented me with this little vintage book of flowers. Wow... coffee and a gift. You cant beat that!
The book was not in great shape, but still lovely in so many ways. I did not feel badly about removinng some pages due to its condition. I selected pages that worked with my colorway.
I measured and cut leather cord to fit the edges of the pages.
I attached the leather cord to the candle with upholstery tacks you can find at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. They are not vintage, but lend the look and feel of vintage,
This is your finished vase before the flowers are added.
I like the nice clean edge or finished look that the leather cord and upholstery tacks add. Details.
Slip in some wet floral foam. I cut to fit the inside of the candle then trimmed the top off.
And there you have it. Time to clean up now. I make a huge mess when I do these kinds of projects. If only I had a little helper. A girl can always dream! These would make lovely hostess gifts during Thanksgiving. After the flowers have dies your recipient could refill with fresh greenery!
Dead candles back in action as vases. I pulled a few other things out of my stash to complete the project.

Dead candles back in action as vases. I pulled a few other things out of my stash to complete the project.

Lemme tell you, sometimes things just don't work out the way you planned them....sometimes they work out better. Seriously, what do you do with a burned out pillar candle? Here is one idea. I did this while making pot roast and working with a camera that apparently no longer has a screen display. That's how easy this project is. Now I have to clean up before dinner. All good things must come to an end. Ah, hahahaha!

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Comments (12)

Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Brilliant use! LOVE your finishing touches with the book pages... took that one right over the top!

Posted: 12:29 am on November 30th
lerzrwvxdu writes: I love this post. Most imaginative idea I've ever seen. THANK YOU SO MUCH for hosting the best site in its genre. Posted: 6:42 pm on November 21st
sassycass writes: Great idea! You are such a creative lady. I have some pillars around my house I might have to try this out:) Posted: 6:51 pm on November 17th
suewhitney writes: Thanks to everyone for the nice comments! The pot roast was delicious by the way!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:28 am on November 16th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
You are something else.How many candles I have thrown away and you come up with this.What a great idea.I can really see why you are so blessed.LOVE&BLESSINGS ROBERT. Posted: 4:49 pm on November 15th
lilwhitelife writes: Sue,you have a geat imagination to come up with the idea and all while making supper too. Go you! I love the vintage floral book what a great gift (and friend)and use of the pages from it. A fresh twist on the framed pages which is all I could think of to do with a few I won on Ebay...which have been in the attic boxed up ever since we moved in three years ago. Thanks for the cute tip. Leslie Posted: 11:25 am on November 15th
georgiamoon writes: Wow Sue..making pot roast AND a project at the same time. What a great idea this is! I have never thought to reuse the burned out pillar candles...and they ALL end up that way. BTW for any of you not familiar with "Super America" coffee...that is Sue's local gas station. I've tried it and...I'll pass.
Great stuff my friend,
Georgia Posted: 7:02 am on November 15th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Another amazing SW idea! One of the best and simplest I've seen! Posted: 6:58 am on November 15th
oldnews writes: I've been SO busy with a new business to get up and running, and finally had time to pop in again...and what do I find? Another amazing idea! I LOVE this! Wow!! Marie Posted: 6:36 am on November 15th
CountryDesignStyle writes: GREAT project. Awesome idea and reuse of trash. Posted: 6:10 am on November 15th
OneHippieChick writes: That is pretty Sue. Great idea. I have thrown away a lot of candles. Thank you for the idea. Posted: 6:20 pm on November 14th
rustinpeace writes: soooo pretty! I never see kale here in the Tampa area, but I'm going to start looking now.
Lisa Posted: 4:15 pm on November 14th
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